Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa obituaries
transcribed by: Lorelei Rusco - lorerus@iowatelecom.net

Beck, Helen Harden -

Helen Beck, 81, of Creston, IA died at the Greater Community Hospital Sunday evening, Jan. 6, 1985.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the First Christian Church in Creston. Reverend

Robert Pickerell officiated.

Music was provided by Jean Schmoll at the organ.

Casket bearers were O.M. "Jake" Christensen, Kenneth Caldwell, Truman Haight, Bill Boyack, R.A.

"Dude" Manatrey, and Albion Decklever.

Interment was in the West Fairview Cemetery at Lenox, 1A.

Mrs. Beck was born in Adams county, IA on Sept. 30, 1903 to Roscoe and Ella Harden. She was

married to Charles A. Beck who preceded her in death in 1957.

Helen was a teacher in the Clearfield, IA school system. She moved to Creston in 1958 where she

taught for many years and was also an active member of the First Christian Church.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Roger, in Oct., 1977.

Survivors include three grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Harold (Lena) Welch of Lenox; and a brother, Pat

Harden of Creston.

A memorial has been established to the Creston First Christian Church.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday January 16, 1985


Bristow, Harold Dopp -

Graveside services for Harold Bristow of Lenox were held Tuesday, Jan. 8. 1985 at the North Fairview

Cemetery in Lenox at 1:30 p.m. Carl Cummings of Bedford officiated.

Casket bearers were Ronnie Fulk, Jim Helm., Joe Maynes, Bill Coleman, and Dallas Fulk.

Harold Dopp Bristow, the son of Sam and Lilly Dopp Bristow, was born March 2, 1903 on a farm near

Bedford, IA. He died at the Lenox Care Center Jan. 5 at the age of 81 years, ten months and three days.

He was united in marriage with Marguerite Dowling on Feb. 4, 1933 at Maryville, MO.

Harold lived all of his life in Taylor county, except for several years when he farned Adams county land north

of Lenox. He had a great love for the out-of-doors and it made no difference whether he was hunting or

fishing or working in the field. He was his happiest when he was working and tending to his stock.

Harold and Marguerite moved into Lenox 15 years ago when ill health forced his retirement.

Preceding him in death were his parents, a sister, Vera Payton; and his son. Gary Lee on Aug. 30, 1978.

Survivors include his wife, Marguerite of Lenox; his nephew, Sam Payton of Chewlah, WA; two

nieces, Donna Brumfield of Norwalk and Dorothy Glass of Moses Lake, WA; other relatives and many friends.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday January 16, 1985


Campbell, Gary E -

Gary E. Campbell, age 45, of 3648 67th Street, Urbandale, Ia. died Friday, Jan. 25, 1985 at Mercy

Hospital in Des Moines of a heart attack. He was born May 6, 1939 at Shannon City, Ia., the son of

Chester and Orpha Campbell.

Gary lived in Lenox, Ia. from 1941-1953 and since that time had been a resident of Urbandale. He

was employed at Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in Des Moines.

He was a member of Acampus Masonic Lodge #632 and the Hawkeye Chapter of the Studebaker

Car Club.

His father preceded him in death.

Survivors are his wife, Bonnie A. Campbell of Urbandale; two daughters, Tammy Locke and Le

Ann Davis, both of Des Moines, two sons, Rick Del Prado of Urbandale and Scott Campbell of the

home; his mother and step-father, Orpha and Don McConnell; a brother, Jerry Campbell of Urbandale;

and one grandson.

Services were held Monday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Westover Funeral Home in Urbandale.

Interment was in the McDivitt Grove Cemetery, also in Urbandale.

A memorial has been established to the American Heart Association.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday January 30, 1985


Carlson, Veva Lucille McMath -

Veva Lucille Carlson, the daughter of Vincent and Elsie Belle Bice McMath, was born on a farm in

Ringgold County, Ia. on April 26, 1915. She died at the Rosary Hospital in Corning, Ia. Tuesday,

Jan. 22, 1985 at the age of 69 years, 8 months and 26 days.

Veva attended rural school in Ringgold County and graduated from the Arispe High School. She

lived in Creston until the depression days of 1936 caused her to move to Chicago, IL. to seek

employment. While in Chicago, she met Leonard D. Carlson and they were united in marriage

Nov.  26, 1948.

Veva was employed by Marshall Fields, was hostess at several area restaurants and managed

an employment agency. She and Leonard returned to Lenox to make their home after his

retirement in 1974.

Veva especially enjoyed ceramics, cooking, reading, and taking care of her plants and flowers.

She liked and enjoyed her church although ill health did not permit her to take an active role.

Preceding her in death were her parents, three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include her husband, Leonard of Lenox; two sisters, Thelma Laughlin of Oregon,

IL, and Ruby Bruce of Lenox; two brothers, Donald McMath and wife, LaVerna of Osceola, Ia.

and Merle McMath and wife, Violet of Des Moines, la.; an aunt, Katherine Black; an uncle,

Leland McMath and wife, Edna, all of Clearfield, other relatives and many friends.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 at the Larkin-Bender Funeral Home in Lenox.

Reverend Lester Hesseltine, pastor of the Lenox United Methodist Church, officiated.

Norma Paymal was the organist.

Casket bearers were Ron Fulk, Tom Bender, Gary McKee, Richard McMath, Mike Halligan,

and Bob Reynolds.

Interment was in the North Fairview Cemetery at Lenox.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday January 30, 1985


Harden, Arthur (Pat) -

Arthur (Pat) Harden, age 85, of 1200 Lake Avenue, Creston, Ia. died Friday evening, Jan. 18, 1985

at the Creston Manor Nursing Home.

He was born Aug. 24, 1899 in Adams County, Ia. to Roscoe and Ella Ballentine Harden on July 19,

1928, he was married to Anna Elizabeth Cramer in Taylor County, Ia.

Pat taught school in Adams and Taylor counties for 14 years. He began farming in 1928, settling in

Union county in 1944. He retired and moved to Creston in 1966. Pat was a member of the First

Christian Church and was active in community affairs.

In addition to his wife, Anna, he is survived by a daughter, Gwendolyn (Mrs. Keith) Wambold of

Winterset; two sons, Eldon and wife, Connie of Creston and Vernon and wife, Mary of Payson,

Ariz.; 10 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and a sister, Lena (Mrs. Harold) Welch of Lenox.

Preceding him in death were his parents, two sisters and one grandson.

Services were held Monday, Jan. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Creston.

Reverend Robert L. Pickerell officiated.

Interment was in Graceland Cemetery at Creston. Keating-Lindsay Funeral Home was in charge of


A memorial has been established to the First Christian Church. Music was provided by Jean


Casket bearers were Dan and Jim Harden, Doug and Dale Wambold, Merle Jackson, Terry Evans,

and Donald Shepherd.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday January 30, 1985


Holmes, Cecil J (Ike) -

Holmes, Lena E Jones -

Relatives of Cecil J. (Ike) Holmes and his wife, Lena E. Holmes of Creswell, Or. report the deaths of

the couple. Mr. Holmes died Aug. 5, 1984 and Mrs. Holmes died Nov. 18, 1984. Both were 70 years of


Cecil was born in Blockton, Ia. on Jan. 18, 1914 and became a member of the Christian Church in

Blockton at an early age. He was united in marriage with Lena Jones on Sept. 3, 1946 at Deerpark, Wa.

They made their home in Oakridge, from 1947-1952 where he was a member of the IOOF Lodge. They

then moved to Creswell in 1952.

Cecil worked many years logging and was then employed in a lumber mill making plywood. He was

friendly to all, was always ready to lend a helping hand and never met a stranger.

Cremation was on Monday, Aug. 6. A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. at the

Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel. Milo Jeffries officiated. Special music was by Milo Jeffries and

Doris Sartelle.

Interment of the remains was at Walker Cemetery.

Lena E. Holmes was born Feb. 2, 1914 in Mesa, Wa., the daughter of Charles and Jenny Jones. She was

a faithful member of the Jehovah Witness Church, a kind and loving wife, mother and grandmother and

was always there when needed by family, friends and neighbors.

Memorial services were held Friday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel

with Louis Magoncia officiating. Special music, "Keep Your Eyes On the Prize" was by Milo Jeffries

and Doris Sartelle.

Interment of the remains was at Walker Cemetery.

Survivors include their daughters, Cheryl Jean Kiser of Creswell and Dianne C. Holmes of Springfield,

Or.; three grandchildren, Nancy Holmes, Christopher Kiser, both of Creswell and Janna Rae

Holmes of Springfield.

Mr. Holmes is also survived by four sisters, Gladys Chitty and husband, Paul of Sharpsburg, la.,

Helen Cay and husband, Jim of Grant City, Mo., Margarete Otte of Williamsburg, Va., and Genevieve

Eckert of Schenectady, New York; and a brother, Ivan Holmes and wife, Edythe of Sharpsburg.

Others surviving Mrs. Holmes are seven brothers, Everett, Carl and Herman, all of Eltopia, Wa.,

Fred of Pasco, Wa., George of Dixie, Wa., Maynard of Yakima, Wa., and Walt of Goldendale, Wa.,

as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday February 6, 1985


Jensen, Ernest Nicholas -

Ernest Nicholas Jensen, son of Christian and Laura Wright Jensen, was born near Greenfield, Ia. on March 10, 1912. He died Friday,

Feb. 22, 1985 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines at the age of 72 years, 11 months and 12 days.

Ernest lived most of his younger years around Greenfield where he attended rural schools.

On Feb. 10, 1934, he was united in marriage with Mildred E. Sheeder. They lived and worked on farms in Adair County. To this

union four children were born, Marie L., Wayne E., Maxine E., and Marlene E. The family later moved to a house near Casey where

Mildred died.

Ernest married Connie Winslow Young on March 30, 1968. Marvin W., Connie's son, became a part of the family shortly after they moved into Casey.

Ernest was a loving husband and father and enjoyed having his grandchildren and great grandchildren near.

Survivors include his loving wife, Connie; two sons, Wayne and wife, Fay of Anita, and Marvin and wife, Linda of Jefferson City, Mo.; three daughters, Marie Rater and husband Danny of Casey, Ia., Maxine Gustin and husband, Darrell and Marlene Palmer and husband,

Marion, all of Jefferson, Ia.; 16 grandchildren, Susan Carney, Danny, Gail, Mark, and Diane Rater, Sherry Gerlock, Donnie and Donna

Jensen, Darlene Harris, Karen Smith, Robert and Kelly Gustin, and Meshell, Randy, Diane, and Duane Palmer; eight great grandchildren,

Tyler and Brady Carney, Ryan and Jessica Jensen, Emily, Heath and Clarke Gerlock, and Jeremy Harris; one brother, J. Peter Jensen; two sisters, Anna Jensen of Madrid, Ia. and Margaret Smith of Greenfield; and one sister-in-law, Jenny Jensen of Creston, Ia.

Ernest was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Mildred; one brother, Arthur Jensen; one grandson, David Gustin; and one

great grandson, Richard Smith III.

Ernest will be greatly missed by his family and a large circle of friends.

Services were held on Monday, Feb. 25 at the United Methodist Church in Casey at 2:30 p.m. The Reverend Gary Bird, pastor officiated.

Music was by Betty Jane Elgin, organist, and Bill Gerlock, soloist. The selections were "Sweet Hour of Prayer" and "The Old Rugged


Casket bearers were Mark Rater, Robert Gustin, Paul Winslow, Richard Smith, Danny Rater, Jeff Stephens, Donald Jensen, Charles

Carney, and Michael Matheny.

Honorary bearers were Louis Farrell, Lona Slayton, Lawrence Alff, Thomas Smith, Elmore Ludwig, and Marion Boblett.

The floral committee was Reba Miller, Nina Anderson, Janette Kopaska, and Virginia Kirkpatrick.

Interment was in the Oakwood Cemetery at Casey.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday February 14, 1985


Jentsch, Oliver J (Bud) -

Oliver J. "Bud" Jentsch, the son of Paul and Emma Lahann Jentsch, was born June 2, 1906 at Manning,

Ia. He died at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, Ne. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 1985 at the age of 78 years, 7

months and 24 days.

"Bud" attended Manning Schools and was graduated from Manning High School in 1926. On

Feb. 18, 1939, he was united in marriage with Agnes McMinemee at Denison, Ia. They lived in

Manning where he worked for Priebe's Hatchery. They moved to Malvern, Ia. in 1956 when he became

a USDA government inspector of egg products. In 1969, they moved to Lenox, la. where he

continued to work for the USDA until his retirement in 1976 at age 70.

"Bud" and Agnes continued to make their home in Lenox until Oct.,1984 when they moved to

Omaha to share a home with their daughter, Mary. He had been in failing health for about a year prior

to his death.

"Bud" was a member of Silver Urn Lodge, #234 A.F.&A.M. and had just become a 48 year member.

He also belonged to DeMolay.

Preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers, Earl, Lawrence and Melvin Jentsch; four sisters,

Eleanor Kemp, Melitta Mohr, Pearl Brandhorst, and his twin, Olive Curtis.

Survivors include his wife, Agnes of Omaha; a son, Larry Jentsch of Robinson, IL.; a daughter, Mary

Jentsch of Omaha; two grandsons, John Jentsch of Iowa State University in Ames, Ia. and Richard

Jentsch of Robinson, IL.; two nephews, a niece, other relatives and friends.

Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. at the Ohde Funeral Home in Manning. Reverend Carl

Sinning of the Presbyterian Church officiated. The Masonic Memorial Service was conducted by Manual

Lodge #450, A.F.&A.M.

Dorothy Kusel was the organist with Robert Hahn, the vocalist.

Casket bearers were Jack Lorenzen, Clifford Tank, Orland Fara, Russell Stribe, Gerhardt Voge, and

Ronald Frahm.

Interment was in the Manning Cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday February 5, 1985


King, Wilber -

Funeral services were held March 28 at Goodwin-Lindsay Funeral Home in Corning for Wilber King, 71, of rural Corning. Burial

was in Oak Hill Cemetery there. Joe Cook officiated at the services and pallbearers were Roy and David Krauth, Ray and LeRoy

McCuen, Keith Hadley and John Moore.

A retired farmer and carpenter, Mr. King died March 25 at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha.

Mr. King had resided most of his life in Taylor and Adams counties, and at the time of his death was making his home on Route 2,


He was born Aug. 29, 1913, at Ivyville, Iowa, son of Ross and Caroline Kendrick King. He and Ruby A. Piercy were married in

Maryville, Mo., Nov. 8, 1947.

He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Mr. King was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, Delmar, and two grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby, of the home; a son, Carl E. King of Council Bluffs; a daughter, Judy Jo Ray of Lenox; A sister, Mrs.

Ronald (Wilma) Kester of Prescott; three brothers, Cliff of Villisca, Cleave of Loveland, Colo., and Delbert of Clarinda; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday April 3, 1985


Krohmer, John R -

John R. Krohmer, the son of Samuel and Barbara Linder Krohmer, was born Aug. 5, 1897 at Stella,

OK. He died at the Rosary Hospital in Corning on Sunday, Dec. 23, 1984 at the age of 87 years, 4

months and 18 days.

His parents died when he was very young and he came to IA to make his home with the John Krohmer


On Feb. 1, 1922, he was united in marriage with Mae Marie Bolte at Clarinda, IA. John was a member of

the United Presbyterian Church in Lenox where he had made his home for many years.

Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife, Mae on Jan. 27, 1983; a brother, and a sister.

Survivors include his son, Don Krohmer and wife, Pat of Des Moines; his daughter, Barbara

Roberts of Sharpsburg; grandchildren, Loretta Sewell and husband, Sonny of Norman, OK, Rebecca

White and husband, Danny of Fallen, NV, Steve Krohmer and wife, Janet of Des Moines, and Susan

Krohmer of Iowa City; their ten children, other relatives and friends,

Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 2:30 p.m. at the Lenox United Presbyterian Church.

Reverend Jim Turner, pastor of the Sharpsburg United Methodist Church officiated.

Music was by Roberta Lockhart, organist, and Sundae Knott, vocalist. Selections were "How Great

Thou Art" and "Nearer My God To Thee".

Casket bearers were Vernal Thompson, Leonard Knott, Jack Refer, Robert Rhoades, J.D. Shepherd,

and Marvin Routh.

Interment was in the West Fairview Cemetery at Lenox.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday January 2, 1985


Matheny, Phyllis Ann Grace -

Phyllis Ann Matheny of Lenox, Ia., the daughter of Ora R. and Frances Deloris Ecklin Grace, was

born in Taylor County, Ia. on Jan. 21, 1941. She died at the Rosary Hospital in Corning, Ia,, Sunday,

Jan. 27, 1985 at the age of 44 years and 6 days.

Phyllis was united in marriage with John S. Matheny at Nebraska City, Ne. on Apr. 21, 1962. She and

John made their confession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and were baptized Mar. 19, 1967.

They were members of the First Christian Church in Nebraska City.

In April of 1967, Phyllis was diagnosed as having multiple sclerosis. Through her determination

and faith, she was able to maintain her home and take care of her family's needs until five years

ago. Since then, the devotion and love of her husband and family and the dedication of several nurses

made it possible for her to stay in her own home until the day of her death.

Preceding her in death was her mother, Frances.

Surviving to honor her memory are her husband, John of Lenox; two sons, Duane Shelby Matheny of

the home and Dennis James Matheny and his wife, Kathy of Lenox; two step-grandchildren,

Caleb and Melissa of Lenox; her father and step-mother, Ora and Marie Grace of Lenox; two brothers,

Lawrence Grace and wife, Lois and Doyle Grace and wife, Betty, all of Diagonal; two sisters,

Jeanette Morrow and husband, Pete of Diagonal and Debbie Grace of Clarinda, Ia.; other relatives and

many friends.

Phyllis will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 1:30 p.m. at Larkin-Bender Funeral Home in

Lenox. Pastor Mike Elg officiated.

Music was by Norma Paymal, organist, and vocalists, Marilyn Beck and Billie Jean Barker. The selections

were "How Great Thou Art" and "The Old Rugged Cross". •

Casket bearers were Gale Matheny, Joe Matheny, Harry Matheny, Arlo Stewart, Everett Smith,

and Raymond Straight.

Interment was in the North Fairview Cemetery at Lenox.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday February 6, 1985


McKinney, Clara Romana Bubb -

Mrs. Clara Romana McKinney, sixth child of Alonzo A. Bubb and Elsie M. Einfeldt Bubb, died Feb.

18 at her home in St. Louis, Mo.

She was born Aug. 22, 1918, on a farm in Adams County, later moving her family to Lenox, where

she attended schools.

On Aug. 15, 1940 she and Edward McKinney were married.

She had resided most of the time since in the St. Louis area. She was a seamstress, having worked for

such nationally-known firms as Lynn Dale, Country Set and Flair. She had worked as a supervisor at

her trade.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. George (Carolyn Sue) Chafin; a brother, Harland A. Bubb of California;

three sisters, Mrs. Lola Bernard of California, Miss Dorothy A. Bubb of Clarinda, and Mrs. Paul

(Irma Jeanne) Braymen of Bedford; and three granddaughters, Sondry Lynn Wattoli and Alena Lee and

Wendy Rene Chafin.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; three brothers, Everett, Leonard and

Donald Bubb; two sisters, Mrs. Esther Hines and Lela Bubb, and two nephews, Robert Dale and Paul


Mr. and Mrs. Paul Braymen attended funeral services Feb. 25 in St. Louis. Burial was in the St. Louis area.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday February 13, 1985


Nixon, William Burnell -

Final rites for William Burnell Nixon were held Sunday, Dec. 23, 1984 at the First Christian Church in

Lenox, 1A at 2 p.m. Pastor Don Jensen officiated.

Music was by Norma Paymal, organist, and Karen Shawler and Shirley Riley, vocalists. The selections

were "Rock of Ages" and "How Great Thou Art"."

Casket bearers were Mark Nixon, John Nixon, James Nixon, Patrick Nixon, Harlow Hagee, Peter Nixon,

and Matthew Nixon.

Honorary bearers were Mary Peterson, Jane Waterman, Annis Leight, Susan Nixon, Jane Nixon,

and Andrea Nixon.

Interment was in the West Fairview Cemetery at Lenox.

Mr. Nixon, the son of Hugh and Mary Catherine Jopling Nixon, was born March 12, 1892 in Taylor

county, IA. He died at his home in Lenox on Thursday, Dec. 20 at the age of 92 years, 9 months, and 8


He grew up in Taylor county and with his brothers, stayed home to help run the family farm. On March

5, 1920, he was united in marriage with Edith Haering at Creston, 1A.

Preceding him in death were his parents, four brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Edith of Lenox; three sons, Dale H. and wife, Elaine of Cuyahoga Falls, OH,

Robert J. and wife, Mary Jane of Houston, TX and Ray L. and wife, Anne of Bartlesville, OK; and a

daughter, Geneva Hagee of St. Joseph, MO. He was "Grandpa" to Mary Dale, Mark John, Jane Ann,

Annis, James, Susan, Patrick, Harlow, Matthew, Peter, Nancy Jane, and Andrea as well as to eight

greatgrandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Isabella Nixon and Ruth Boltinghouse, both of Lenox;

other relatives and many friends.

His family will remember him as a devoted husband and loving father. From his early life on, he provided

for his own family and for many others. All of his life, his nephews, nieces and neighbors alike were

helped by a man whose kindness and generosity knew no bounds. This was his mark - he was a farmer,

a man of simple means and patriarch to all...truly his harvest was abundant.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday January 2, 1985


Riley, Harold -

A week-long search for a rural Adams County man ended Sunday, Feb. 24, when law enforcement officials

located the body of Harold Riley, 81, in a Mercer Township farm field.

Riley, a retired farmer who resided on a Corning route four miles north and approximately four

miles west of Lenox, had been reported missing Monday, Feb. 18, after having last been seen when

leaving the home of a friend at about 8 p.m. the previous day.

Adams County Sheriff Tom Nolan and Deputy Dallas Herring spotted Riley's beige, 1985 Mercury Marquis

while conducting a search from an airplane operated by Glen Scott Flying Service of Corning.

Location of the body ended a search which had been conducted by officials and more than 40 relatives,

friends and neighbors of Riley, Nolan said.

Following discovery of the car, efforts to enter the field were slowed by mud, Nolan said, which

prevented land vehicles from reaching the site about 500 feet from Riley's car where the body

was found. The field is owned by Ralph Van Pelt, Nolan said.

Lyle Timmerman Flying Service of rural Adams County provided a helicopter which landed in the field

and transported the body to the airport at Corning, Nolan said.

Officials were unable to say why Riley had driven into the field, but friends speculated Riley may have

become disoriented while driving in the dark, turned into the field by mistake and left the car to seek aid.

Nolan said results of an autopsy were unavailable at press time. The body is at Gauthier Funeral Home

in Corning, where arrangements were pending at press time.

Nolan said nephews of Riley, Dean and Dan Bovaird, reported Riley missing when they went to his home

Monday, Feb. 18 and found he hadn't returned home the previous evening.

Poor visibility during the past few days hampered search efforts, according to Nolan, who said an air

search was conducted Tuesday, Feb. 19, but that further efforts by plane or helicopter were futile until

the day the body was found, due to fog and drizzle.

Ground searches had also been conducted, Nolan said, and searchers had covered parts of Adams,

Taylor and Union counties. Nolan added that search efforts by volunteers are much appreciated by his office.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Wednesday February 27, 1985